Current exhibition


Parting with the External
A Search for the Terrestrial

14 September – 27 October 2019

Abschied vom Aussen

The sublime view of our blue planet from an elevated, external perspective, the idea of progressive expansion and the conquest of new territory, is leading us astray. Social injustice, migration, isolation and exclusion, environmental destruction and climate change show that there is nothing elevated about the people of the Anthropocene epoch, rather, they are always right in the middle of it all. There is no such thing as sheltered seclusion form the world, and there is no exterior. All life is tied to the ‘Critical Zone’ – a thin layer around our planet bearing air and water, only a few kilometres thick. What does this mean for our perception of the world, our actions and our coexistence?

Parting with the External does not only grapple with these questions theoretically, but transforms Kunstverein Freiburg into an experimental system serving the search for the ‘terrestrial’, a term coined by sociologist Bruno Latour. In collaboration with artists, academics, philosophers and visitors, featuring installations, performances, workshops, concerts and film screenings, Kunstverein Freiburg will become a laboratory for aesthetic collisions and unusual encounters. Contrasting the all-too-familiar catastrophe scenarios of the Anthropocene, the focus will be on mankind’s creative potential, its responsibilities and possible courses of action. The starting point of the search is the artistic research formed by Daniel Fetzner, Martin Dornberg and Ephraim Wegner. Their working results from India and Egypt will be presented in media installations.

Interactive web documentation

Artistic director: Daniel Fetzner
Dramaturges:Martin Dornberg (philosophy / medicine), Ephraim Wegner (sound / programming), Wolfgang Klüppel (performance), Jürgen Reuß (literature), Adrian Schwartz (Clique am Bach)

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Parting with the External is a production of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences and the artistic research group mbody e.V, in cooperation with Kunstverein Freiburg, Theater Freiburg, the theatre collective Konsortium & Konsorten, the University of Freiburg, Kommunales Kino Freiburg, Literaturhaus Freiburg, as well as Carl-Schurz-Haus.

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Stadt Freiburg      Sparkasse Freiburg     BW Kultur


Fri, 13 September 2019, 7pm–10pm
Club Noosphäre:Voodoo guests: Cie LaPerformance, Maurice Korbel, Ephraim Wegner et al. Clique am Bach: Refugio

Sun, 15 September 2019, 3.30pm–5pm
To activate self-healing forces inside and outside
Martina Prinz-Zaiss / lecture

Tue, 17 September 2019, 7.30pm–21pm
Introduction to the artistic research
Daniel Fetzner, Martin Dornberg, Ephraim Wegner / lecture & installation

Fri, 20 September 2019, 6pm–10pm
Clique am Bach: Ventura Terrestrica

Sat, 21 September 2019, 10am–5pm
Painterly entanglements with coal oven and wonder plant
Hilde Bauer & Florian Tiedje / workshop place: T66

Sat, 21 September 2019, 6pm
The Terrestrial – A Buzzword
Michael Berger / lecture & discussion

Sat, 21 September 2019, 6:30pm–10pm
Club Noosphäre: Appetite for Destruction and the Church of Growth guests: Michael Berger, Martin Dornberg, Philipp Kellmeyer et al.

Sun, 22 September 2019, 11am–12.30pm
The Earth and Philosophy
Ute Guzzoni / lecture & discussion (registration is required)

We, 25 September 2019, 7:30pm-9pm
The Body – Earth in Jean-Luc Nancy Martin Dornberg / reading group & discussionn & workshop

Fri, 27 September 2019, 11am–6pm
Alexander Friedrich, Lisa Handel, Ingmar Lippert, Marion Mangelsdorf, Vasanthi Mariadassh, Lisa Handel, Ingmar Lippert, Marion Mangelsdorf, Vasanthi Mariadass, Stephan Trinkaus, Friedrich Uehlein / workshop

Fri, 27 September 2019, 6pm–10pm
Clique am Bach: Hang Out

Sat, 28 September 2019, 6pm–10pm Club Noosphäre: Xanadu Revisted – Magical Mystery Search for the Terrestrial guests: Cie LaPerformance, Phillip Schulze, Frank Zamboni et al.

Tue, 1 October 2019, 6pm–8pm
Body / Earth in Deleuze and Guattari Martin Dornberg / reading group & discussion

Thu, 3 October 2019, 7pm–8.30pm
The Human Factory: IC_HF-BKW_02 Harald Kimmig, Ephraim Wegner, Daniel Bisig / concert & performance

Fri, 4 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Clique am Bach: Water games

Sat, 5 October 2019, 1pm–2.30pm
First Earth. Epos Raoul Schrott

Sat, 5 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Club Noosphäre: Hollow-Worlds and Impacts guests: Ruth Chastel, Klaus Theweleit, meteorite guards from Ensisheim et al.

Sun, 6 October, 2pm–4pm
Children’s Workshop (registration is required)

Thu, 10 October 2019, 7.30pm–9.30pm 10 Questions about a Terrestrial Politics and Way of Life Michael Hirsch / lecture & discussion

Fri, 11 October 2019, 4pm–6pm
Enjoying Time. On a Time Ecology of Happiness Jochen Gimmel / lecture, discussion & workshop

Fri, 11 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Clique am Bach: Normality is Radical

Sat, 12 October 2019, 12pm–5.30pm
Body Image Sculptures Beatrice Schlee / workshop & lecture

Sat, 12 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Club Noosphäre: Gardens of Fear – Dinner at the Floral Interior guests: Paul Brodowsky, Martin Schick, Stefan Grübbeling et al.

Sun, 13 October 2019, 3pm–5pm
The world will be bodily or not at all. Global Health and Qigong Gundula Linck / poetic exercises

Tue, 15 October 2019, 5pm–7pm
Forest Bathing
Chiara Vößing-Guth, Martin Dornberg / discussion & forest bathing

Thu, 17 October 2019, 7.30pm–10pm
The Sun Island Thomas Elsaesser / screening & discussion place: Kommunales Kino Freiburg

Fri, 18 October 2019, 4pm–6pm
Organism and Environment as Units to Survive Werner Geigges / lecture & discussion

Fri, 18 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Thomas Elsaesser / screening & discussion Clique am Bach: In the Realm of the Squatter

Sat, 19 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Club Noosphäre: Road to Nowhere – Invasion of Hyperobjects
guests: Emma Murray, Tom Schneider et al.

Sun, 20 October 2019, 5pm–6pm
Repetitions of Non-Circular Cycle Movements
Astrid& Ephraim Wegner, Lee Ferguson / concert

Thu, 24 October 2019, 6pm–8pm
Earth / Nature in Michel Serres Martin Dornberg, Daniel Fetzner, Rüdiger Glaser / reading group & discussion

Fri, 25 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Clique am Bach: Meeting at the Stream

Sat, 26 October 2019, 6pm–10pm
Club Noosphäre: Final Countdown guests: Cie LaPerformance, Tom Schneider et al.

Sun, 27 October 2019, 7pm
Sun, Wind and Fire
Raghavendra Gadagkar und Magnus Striet / discussion

Opening night

Fr, 13.09.2019, 7 pm
Welcome Address: Heinrich Dietz, Director
Introduction: Daniel Fetzner

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 am – 6 pm, WEvents freeed 12 am – 8 pm, Mon closed
Entrance: 2 € /1,50 €
Thu free, Members free